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An Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT)
Jan/18 Thu 01:00PM–04:00PM
Jan/25 Thu 01:00PM–04:00PM


In this 2 session course, learn the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT) and build an Internet-enabled environmental sensor with a web dashboard. No prior programming or electronics experience is required, but you will need to bring a laptop.

The course will cover the following:

  • Basics of IoT: what it is, how is it used, and security and privacy concerns.
  • Using Adafruit IO: Adafruit IO is a platform for IoT projects used to communicate, store data, and display dashboards.
  • An Introduction to CircuitPython: CircuitPython is a version of the popular Python programming language designed for use on microcontrollers.
  • An Introduction to Microcontrollers and I2C: The course will be using an Adafruit Feather microcontroller and a sensor connected via the Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) protocol, enabling fast solder-free prototyping.

This is a 2 session workshop, please plan to attend both sessions. Enrollment is limited and registration is required.